Welcome to the Visa Section!
The Visa Section of the United States Embassy in Bogota processes applications for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S. Click on the links below or on the left side of the page to learn more about the Visa Section.
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
Nonimmigrant visas are for people visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel.
Immigrant visas are for applicants planning to permanently relocate to the United States for either family or employment reasons.
The Fraud Prevention Unit investigates any incidents of fraud in visa applications and provides information to visa applicants about possible fraudulent scams.
Recent announcements regarding the visa application process.
How to contact the visa section regarding your visa applications.
View our holiday and administrative closures.
Due to a consular systems upgrade, consular operations at the U.S. Embassy Bogota will be closed to the public on Friday, October 9 with the exception of emergency passport issuance to U.S. citizens. For U.S. citizen emergency travel, please look at the instructions on requesting an emergency appointment here http://bogota.usembassy.gov/emergencies.html, or contact us directly at (57) 1 275 2000. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
For passport delivery issues send an e-mail to:
For fee payment issues send an e-mail to:
For technical and account issues send an e-mail to:
For further information and support about the registration, scheduling and delivery process, please contact in Colombia: (571)5086523, (571)3259851, (571)5087292, in the United States: (1)7034392325